Carbon monoxide alarms now required in most residences, even old homes

WHATCOM — A new law went into effect on Tuesday requiring that carbon monoxide (CO) alarm devices be installed in nearly all buildings classified as residential occupancies. This includes single-family ...

New ‘call-before-you-dig’ law increases violation penalties statewide

OLYMPIA — Effective Jan. 1, utilities, excavators and the public will see more rigorous enforcement of the state’s “call-before-you-dig” law, including higher penalties, mandatory damage reporting ...

Bellingham Farmers Market open to new vendors for 2013 season

WHATCOM — The Bellingham Farmers Market is taking applications from farmers, producers and crafters in Whatcom and Skagit counties who are looking for new markets and more face-to-face time with customers. ...

Calendar

ONGOING Lecture Series The January Series of Calvin College comes by simulcast at 9:30 a.m. to 510 Liberty St., Lynden, as follows: Jan. 3 — Jeremy Courtney, Preemptive Love Coalition, “Restoring Hearts ...

Bellingham sets second annual MLK Jr. Day event

BELLINGHAM — Local college campuses and social service providers are organizing the second annual Poverty Action March and Essential Needs Drive for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, 2013. Community ...

Workshop on end-of-life choice comes to Lynden

WHATCOM — The Lynden Library is one of four sites for upcoming free community workshops on talking about end-of-life choices. “My Life, My Health, My End-of-Life Choices” is about normalizing conversation ...

Mild earthquake near Friday Harbor on Dec. 26 felt in Whatcom County

FRIDAY HARBOR — A magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, between Friday Harbor and Victoria, B.C., was felt in north Whatcom County, as far east as Lynden and Sumas. The quake ...
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Making the final shot count

LYNDEN — It’s a moment Lynden Christian freshman Kara Bajema won’t forget. With the game on the line, Bajema was in the right place at the right time, and for the Lyncs it resulted in a monstrous ...
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Cooler than the other side of the pillow

LYNDEN — Lackadaisical and flat. There’s no better way to describe Lynden Christian’s effort to start the first half of its game against Cashmere on Thursday. LC coach Roger DeBoer knew something ...

California Dreamin’

SAN DIEGO — The trophies and accolades continue to pile up for the Lynden boys athletic program. Less than a month after winning the 2A state football championship, the Lions boys hoops team traveled ...